Basic Expedition Leadership Award: 2018

Course: Basic Expedition Leadership Award
Adventure Dolphin offers training courses for the Level 2 Assistant Lowland Expedition Leadership (ALEL) and the Level 3 Lowland Expedition (LEL) Leader through Sports Leaders UK.

It is designed for all with a responsibility for looking after others (particularly young people), or those who wish to train others in carrying out different types of expeditions including camping. It is a well-recognised qualification for teachers who work in youth clubs and DofE Centres.

Training includes:
•    Leading walking groups in lowland countryside;
•    Teaching the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a day walk;
•    Having responsibility for others, while leading a day walk in the countryside;
•    Planning and leading overnight base and mobile camps.

Typically, the courses involve attending a number of evening and weekend sessions and a final assessment weekend.
Grants may be available to DofE leaders who volunteer in West Berkshire.

•    Level 2 you must be 15 years of age on course start and there are no pre-requirements
•    Level 3 you must be a minimum of 17 years (18 at qualification). there is no upper age limit
•    There is no prior knowledge or skill needed just a passion for the outdoors and some walking fitness
•    Although a First Aid Certificate is not required to gain the qualification it is highly recommended and may be mandatory depending on the organisation you work with.

More detailed information about the award can be found at:  Alternatively, you can contact one of our volunteer leaders on email: or call: 0118 440 3038.

Course Dates:

14/11/17 Introduction evening
January Month Total
2 09/01/18 Introductions and Remit/Leadership and Groups
W1 12/01/18 Accommodation
W1 13/01/18 Compass & Navigation / Feet / Boots / Reflection
W1 14/01/18 Kit / Fitness
3 16/01/18 Weather and Incident Management
4 23/01/18 Planning / Route cards / Food
5 30/01/18 Remote supervision – part one
February Month Total
6 06/02/18 Remote Supervision – part two
DW 10/02/18 Local day walk/Navigation
7 20/02/18 Environment & Country Code
8 27/02/18 Expedition & Trip Paperwork/Risk Assessment
March Month Total
W2 02/03/18 Routes for weekend
W2 03/03/18 Walk/static camp
W2 04/03/18 Compass Work / Relocation practise
9 06/03/18 Leadership ability / Knowledge / Fitness / Swot
10 13/03/18 Teaching Outdoors Skills
11 20/03/18 Filling in the DER (logbook)
W3 23/03/18 Walk & Camp
W3 24/03/18 Walk & Camp
W3 25/03/18 Walk & Camp
10 27/03/18 Self Analysis with tutors and Completion plan
September Month Total
12 04/09/18 Log book Evening
AW 14/09/18 Assessment
AW 15/09/18 Assessment
AW 16/09/18 Assessment